Nicaragua President Talks to Russian Deputy Prime Minister
Managua, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega has met with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, to discuss issues of common interest and strengthen bilateral cooperation.
'This is a continuation of all that we have been working between the Russian Federation and Nicaragua for peace and for the well-being of our peoples,' asserted the Nicaraguan president during Wednesday's meeting.
He also said that relations between the two countries has been reaffirmed in 2007, with Presidents Dmitri Medvedev and Vladimir Putin. 'What unites us and brings us closer is a humanist goal that has to do with peace,' stated Ortega, emphasizing his government's interest in fostering cooperation in the fields of science and technology, with projects such as the recent inauguration of a plant to produce vaccines.
The Sandinista leader also extended an invitation to Rogozin for Russian companies to establish themselves in Nicaragua, 'because we have a very wide field of private investment in our country and we welcome investors from the Russian Federation,' he explained.
Meanwhile, the Russian deputy prime minister highlighted the historic leadership of the Nicaraguan president, noting that Russia maintains its solidarity with the just causes defended by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).
'We are very happy that you have returned to power, and taking advantage of the occasion we want to congratulate you on the occasion of your brilliant victory,' Rogozin said in reference to the resounding triumph of Ortega and his party in the November 6th general elections.
The Russian deputy prime minister arrived in Nicaragua today, after visiting Venezuela, as part of tour that this week will also take him to Cuba, where he will pay tribute to the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whom he described as 'a great person.'
In assessing his tour, which aims to expand Russia's economic cooperation with several Latin American countries, Ortega said, 'It shows the willingness of the Russian people and government to strengthen relations with our peoples.'
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